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Timmonsville native Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses, shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives -- all in the name of finding a good story. He was won a record nine Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and has been called by Booklist magazine "among the best western writers at work today."

He joins Walter Edgar to talk about his career, his love of the American West, and about his new book, The Cobbler of Spanish Fort and Other Frontier Stories (2022, Five Star Publishing).
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • May 24, 2022 — On this episode of the South Carolina Lede, originally released in August 2019, host Gavin Jackson speaks with human rights advocate Dr. Sonya Lewis about the issue of criminal domestic violence in the Palmetto State. Lewis was recently killed by a hit and run driver while attending a service for a teenager who was also killed by a hit and run driver at the same intersection.
  • May 22, 2022 — A final recap of the 2022 regular state legislative session; a look at the latest economic news, including weeks of market declines; information about the recent earthquakes hitting the Palmetto State; and more.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
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    Many businesses hire interns during the summertime. And that’s usually a win-win situation for both sides: the intern gains some valuable work experience and the business could gain a quality long-term hire. But our next guest says many workers and companies remain confused about whether or not interns are required to be paid. Mike Switzer interviews Katie Busbee, an employment lawyer with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, SC.
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    Chambers of commerce across our state stay busy representing the interests of their business members and in the process, helping them grow their businesses. Our next guest’s chamber probably stays extra busy operating next door to one of the largest cities in the South. Mike Switzer interviews Dean Faile, president and CEO of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Rock Hill, SC.
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